Friday, December 13, 2013

Hundreds in Haiti say wage increase insufficient

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) A proposal to increase Haiti's minimum wage by 13 percent has drawn hundreds of protesters in the impoverished Caribbean nation's capital who say they want more.

Garment workers at an industrial park in Port-au-Prince say that the recommendation to raise minimum wage from $4.54 to $5.11 per eight-hour work day is insufficient.

Carrying tree branches as a symbol of grassroots solidarity on Wednesday, they said they want twice that amount.

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